Project Manager Position

Job call will open in early 2024. The link to apply will be posted in due course. Please read below for preliminary information on the call.

Duration: Fixed term for 12 months (potentially extendable up to 52 months), start as soon as possible

Engagement: Part Time (with potential to become full-time)

Salary for part time employment: €21,000-23,000 per annum depending on experience

The University of Turin is seeking to appoint one Project Manager (PM) for the Politics of Wildfire (FIREPOL) project.

FIREPOL is a five-year, €1.5 million project funded by a European Research Council Starting Grant, based within the Inter-university Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST) at the University and Polytechnic of Turin.

The FIREPOL project will deliver a cross-continental study of the political drivers of wildfires in the Global South. Through a multi-methods approach and a comparative perspective, FIREPOL combines and analyses newly compiled fire policy and remote sensing data with qualitative case studies and ethnographic research. The aim will be to understand and explain how a range of political factors (policies, power dynamics, social contention etc.) shape the geographical distribution and impact of wildfires, and public narratives about them.

FIREPOL will rely on a multidisciplinary team composed of researchers and admin staff with different expertise.

Main  Activities

The PM will assist the PI in the coordination of the project and support the research team. They will be responsible for insuring and facilitating the general operation in accordance with the Grant Agreement terms. These functions will entail the organizational, administrative and financial management of the project as well as the coordination of communication and dissemination activities. The PM will work in conjunction with the administrative services of the University of Turin (UNITO) and the Collegio Carlo Alberto (CCA).

Administrative management :

Coordinate the needs of the project led by the Principal Investigator and those of UNITO and CCA administrations,

Monitoring and use of the timesheets,

Monitoring and contribution to contractual deadlines (deliverables, reports, etc.).

Financial management:

Execute expenses via the accounting management tools of UNITO and CCA,

Monitor budget expenditures, according to expenditure categories,

Coordinate the preparation, consolidation, and submission of financial reports, in conjunction with the PI, within the deadlines specified by the European Commission,Insure that any justification document is correctly drawn up and maintained by each partner, in anticipation of possible audits.


Help organize conferences and workshops in Italy and abroad,

Organize and oversee funding of fieldwork and other project-related travel by the PI and team members in Italy and abroad,

Assist with the organization, visitors, presentations, and minutes of project meetings.


Support the preparation of scientific reports and other documents,

Coordinate and assist in preparation of financial reports

Assist with the compilation of information and background research tasks as required by the project


Support team members in dissemination of their activities and outputs

Create (or assist in the creation of) a project website and take responsibility for its development over time and its maintenance

Implement communication actions in various media (internal and external).

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